Audiovisual Engineer, Miller Center
Job ID: R0031643 | IT Support | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The University of Virginia's Miller Center seeks an Audiovisual Engineer to contribute to the ongoing work in public events and video production. This position will join a collaborative team of creative scholars, writers, designers, video producers and technologists who together maintain the Center's audiovisual and web-based technologies. This position will report directly to the Director of Information Technology.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience working with and designing systems for emerging audiovisual technologies. The ideal candidate will also have experience in all aspects of live event production. Other required and preferred qualifications may be found below.



  • Oversee design, purchase, installation, setup and maintenance of audiovisual systems (to include cameras, audio, lights, capture and web distribution) on a regularly scheduled basis, ensuring that audiovisual capacity keeps pace with production and post-production needs.

  • Research and, as appropriate, incorporate recent and emerging production and post-production techniques and technologies (including equipment) to ensure that programming remains as fresh and current as budgets allow.

  • Assist in the production and live webcast of approximately 50 live events a year.

  • Assist in the production and recording of oral history interviews.

  • Assist in the setup and production of interviews with scholars for preproduced web content.

  • Provide editing support to the Miller Center's lead editor on projects ranging from 30-second promotional videos to two hour full-scale documentary films.



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering or related discipline required. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • At least three years of experience in audiovisual engineering and/or production, required; at least ten years of experience in audiovisual engineering and/or production preferred.

  • Ability to design, create, test and deploy complex audiovisual infrastructures required.

  • Ability to operate an array of audiovisual equipment, including but not limited to cameras, audio board, lighting systems and multi-camera PZT systems required.

  • Familiarity with non-linear post-production software required.

  • Some experience editing in a post-production environment required.

  • Experience with Crestron Services and/or related competitors required.

  • Broad knowledge of the current state-of-the-art and the top technology providers in the industry required.

  • Experience with construction design and broadcast/theatrical architecture and design preferred.

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud preferred.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, especially regarding technical information required.

  • Ability to meet deadlines required.

  • Ability to work well independently and in a team-oriented environment required.

  • Ability to maintain current knowledge of relevant technologies and best practices required.

  • Ability to uphold the values of the Miller Center's faculty and staff required.


Organizational Background

Established in 1975 through a generous gift from entrepreneur and philanthropist Burkett Miller, the Miller Center is a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia that specializes in presidential scholarship, public policy and political history. It strives to apply the lessons of history and civil discourse to the nation's most pressing contemporary governance challenges.


The Miller Center is a supportive community, grounded in diverse perspectives. Its faculty and staff value scholarly excellence, civil discourse and respectful conduct.


Physical Demands

The job requires moderate physical activity. It requires the ability to travel to event locations and the ability to move, setup, and break down moderately heavy audiovisual equipment.


This position is currently a hybrid work environment due to COVID-19 protocols. The expectation is that this position will largely return to an in-person work environment in due time, with occasional opportunities to work from home.


This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas.


This is a restricted position which extends through June 18, 2023. Renewal is possible, subject to performance, availability of funds, and need. To be considered, applications must be received by January 15, 2022.

COVID Vaccination Requirement

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Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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